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Paragon Contemplation Zone

Brentford Site, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 9GA

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Introduction

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    • The World Faith Room is located on the first floor of Paragon House.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Brentford Site.
  • The nearest mainline station is Brentford.
  • The nearest underground station is Boston Manor.

Parking

  • This venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There are 3 designated bays.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 3.2m x 5.3m (10ft 5in x 17ft 4in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • The third bay is some distance from the main building because of the space for the Annex.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.
  • The car park surface is block paving.
  • There is a dropped kerb/non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • There are 3 designated bays.
  • The third bay is some distance from the main building because of the space for the Annex.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The bell is at a height of 100cm.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in).
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    • There are also manual revolving doors at this entrance, either side of the automatic door with a width of 84cm.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
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    • There are Access Control Gates, 53 and 95cm wide, to the left of the reception desk as you face it, leading to the main part of the building.
    • An ID Card is required to use these gates, although the wider gate can also be opened by reception.
    • There is a separate exit gate, on the far side of reception, 99cm wide.

Other Floors

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    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, M, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
    • The stairs are located to the rear left of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 19m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the lobby.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, M, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 215cm (3ft 3in x 7ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
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    • There are four lifts available labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • Of these four lifts only lift 1 accesses the mezzanine level.
    • There are slight ramps in front of the lifts on floors 2-11. An example of which can be seen in photograph 4.

Outside Access (World Faith Room Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are low.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest adapted toilets are located within Paragon House.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest toilets are located within Paragon House.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.